Triode Amps—Kotaro Speakers

The first room to seize my attention today paired Triode Electronics from Japan with the Adagio Acoustic Zen and Micropure Kotaro speakers. Neither speakers was an ideal match for the Triode TRV 35SE (an El34-based class-A/B integrated amp offering 45Wpc for $1699) or Triode TRV-M300SE (300B parallel single-ended monoblocks outputting 20W for $4000), since both amps need higher-sensitivity speakers to truly shine. But both the soundstage and midrange were exceptionally enveloping, with highs more extended on the Kotaros. Distributed by Twin Audio Video of Loma Linda, designer Junichi Yamazaki’s amps have only been available in the US since April.
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MARK RASIAH's picture

I HAVE BEEN USING A TRIODE TRV-35SE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS WITH A PAIR OF B&W 685 BOOKSHELFS. ITS A GREAT LITTLE AMP. SOLID CONSTRUCTION SUPERB FIT AND FINISH. GREAT MID RANGE, HIGHLY LIQUID. GOOD LF EXTENSION AND VERY SWEET SOUNDING. ITS AS GOOD AN ENTRY LEVEL AMP AS YOU CAN GET FOR THE MONEY.

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